Thursday, October 20, 2011

How It All Panned Out Yesterday

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It was my fault. I left the premises. I was lulled into a false sense of security as everything was going swimmingly. An apartment full of busy tradies all seeming to know what they were doing. I had to get some groceries for my boys.... so they had all they needed while staying with friends while I'm away.

I should have known things would go astray when the supervisor assured me that he would not leave the premises, yet he was not there when I returned early from grocery shopping. 


I don't know how long it was sitting there for. I found it at 4pm in the afternoon, after I had picked the boys up from school. That's a 100 year old enjo glove full of bleach, freshly bleached from my cleaning of the shower before they came to trim the shower door so it would fit in the recess and actually close after nine months of it just smashing into the wall. 


And it's lying on my beautiful custom made ottoman. ....rescued from the house sale. A treasure of mine. I am not materialistic but the few things I do have I treasure. They must have taken it off the shower door handle and chucked in on my beautiful linen covered ottoman. That's bleach.

I cried.... and then I let it go.

Off to Melbourne for the 'Problogger' Conference. I'm boarding now.
Have a great day!

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33 comments:

  1. :( It doesn't matter. It's just stuff. But totally unnecessary for that to happen. Can't wait to see you! x

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  2. Oh A-M, I feel your pain, I'm like you. Not materialistic but i do appreciate my treasures. So sad when it's basically wasted by carelessness! Have a great conference, cheers Fiona
    www.lilyfieldlife.blogspot.com

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  3. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nooooooooooooooooo.
    I am soooo sorry.
    hugs,
    joan

    p.s. have a GREAT time;)

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  4. AGGGHHHHH!!!!

    I'm afraid you are a better person than me A-M. I don't think I could let it go at all....Appalling. Just appalling
    Lesley

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  5. Too funny, when this stuff happens I tell myself, "just breath."

    You do know I mean funny as in black comedy?

    XO T

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  6. I can't believe they did that! Actually yes I can, some people just don't care. I would of cried to. Enjoy Melbourne I look forward to reading about the conference. Mimi xx

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  7. I can't believe how useless some tradies are about other peoples property! Oh that has made me angry! Get a quote to have it re-covered and get them to pay for it! Not good enough. Enjoy Melbourne. ;-)

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  8. I have learnt never leave a tradesman alone. If you are the project manager you need to constantly supervise them. If you don't that's when things go wrong.

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  9. Oh my god. Oh my god. Who puts an enjo glove on fabric???? I'm so sorry that your lovely ottoman has been destroyed. You are being far more gracious than I would have been :(

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  10. Oh gosh, that's awful and so disappointing for you. I'd have cried too.
    Have fun at the conference :)

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  11. Oh A-M,

    I feel for you. Why is it the little items that we cherish the most seem to be magnets for bleach, marker pens and paint. Obviously to test the hell out of us :)

    Have fun at the conference and I'm looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back.

    Kel x

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  12. I'm almost hyperventilating here for you!

    How completely thoughtless. Surely, surely, the sink or at the very least, the floor? Sigh.

    Looking forward to hearing your reports from the conference xx

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  13. oh AM so sad. I know I know just a thing. But a beautiful thing. I too have learned to expect and assume damage from tradesman. Sad I know but true.

    Have a wonderful time in Melbourne.

    xo

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  14. Why are men so STUPID about things like this? :/

    Perhaps some professional cleaning would help?

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  15. OMG A-M I would have cried too. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  16. So annoying! But don't let someone else's carelessness get you down. Rise above it and enjoy the conference.

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  17. That is soooo not right! I hope they claim responsibility! Not that it will bring back your beautiful linen ottoman. Have a fabulous weekend at the conference, I can't wait to hear all the tips, ideas and stories from yourself, Katrina and Loulou! x Jode

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  18. A-M you're stronger than I am. I would've opened a mouthful on those tradies and given them what-for. I hope at least that you will politely ask for some compensation for the ruined furniture.

    Enjoy Melbourne, you need a wee break!

    Andrea

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  19. Oh no thats terrible they are so poo they don't even give a hoot so sorry hope it can be fixed :(

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  20. Oh lordy, I really think I'd have to call them on that one, if nothing else to ram home that it's not acceptable. Your property has been damaged.
    Anyway sweets I do hope you're enjoying old Melbourne town and kicking up your heels!
    Annie xxx

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  21. Breathe, let it go - then send them the bill. That is NOT all right.

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  22. Not only are you annoyed at the physical damage done to your treasured furniture, I'll wager you are frustrated at the sheer lack of thought and consideration for yourself - a person who obviously takes pride in and cares for her home. Could the tradies not see this?

    I can sympathise. I had a plumber mop up some filthy water with one of my towels that a dear friend gave me for my 21st birthday. The towel wasn't unique like your ottoman but it was valued by me and not inexpensive (especially for a newly-graduated 22 year old at the time!). What's more is that the idiot and nasty plumber refused to acknowledge he'd done so, then proceeded to mock, ridicule and eventually abuse me when I confronted him about it! I let him have it and eventually got my revenge: I wrote some graffiti about the state of his head, what was attached to it and how large his beer gut on a local public wall. Sadly, because I don't like to damage other people's property, the graffiti was in chalk. Yes, it was an immature act but it made *ME* feel better!

    Your situation is much worse and I sincerely hope that your treasured ottoman can be recovered. Could the workings of Shannon Lush offer any assistance/advice? Enjoy Melbourne!

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  23. Your graciousness will be rewarded!! Letting it go saves much energy and outward pain which would probably have been worn by your own family (have done that before!!) so good on you,but yes a very irritating incident!

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  24. I agree with 'Kek'. MEN!!! They haven't got a brain cell between them when it comes to things like this. Honestly!!! I know it's only a material 'thing' but that is sooooo not the point!!!

    Moronic *#2&^#* idiots!!!!!!!

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  25. It may only be stuff, but the point is it this wasn't an accident, it was laziness and disrespectful and just plain rude. You value and care for your stuff, I feel sad for the people in your home that they have not learnt the same principles, and I bet they don't get the joy from their homes that you and I do. Xx Katherine

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  26. Don't think I could have been so forgiving A.M. That is just so inconsiderate....can not believe the behaviour of some people...really! Enjoy the Melbourne trip..

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  27. What an absolute disgrace!! Even if the Enjo glove wasn't covered in bleach, why on EARTH would they leave a wet cloth on fabric? I think you should ask them to pay for the damage - it's the least they could do. If they fail to do so, perhaps a bit of naming and shaming on your blog...?

    Have a fabulous time in Melbourne!

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  28. I could NOT let that go. If something had been knocked over, bumped into ... possibly. But that is just plain lack of consideration.
    Please get a quote to have it re-upholstered. Whilst some small stuff you shouldn't sweat, this isn't small stuff I believe.
    Enjoy Melbourne, lucky girl!

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  29. Oh no how dreadful:(. You don't want to ask them to pay for it to be recovered? This was an expensive and totally stupid mistake for them to make. I am probably just a horrible person but I would want them to pay for it to be fixed.
    You are much nicer person than me A-M:)

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  30. I dont know why men work like that. They are in the IMPROVEMENT business. If you arent right there, supervising, they go cave man.

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  31. Definitely a deep breath moment. I too would have cried.
    Hope the sun is shining on you today. :)

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  32. I agree, anger is such a self-destructive force but that would make me want to scream and punch people!!

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx